This coaching minor is one of the few in the northern Rocky Mountain region and is specifically designed to prepare those interested in coaching any sport at any entry level. It was based upon the National Standards for Sport Coaches that was developed by professional coach educators from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and other sport organizations and universities across the USA.
- COA 205 Introduction to Coaching is the 'keystone' course for this major. All students should start here.
- In most cases, there will be NO credits given for PRIOR coaching experience that has not resulted in a written evaluation from an athletic director, director of coaching, head coach or other sport administrator.
- The sports-specific courses (theories of coaching football, basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, etc.) have COA 205 as their prerequisite. No student should attempt taking any of these classes without successful completion of COA 205.
|COA 205||Introduction to Coaching||3|
|COA 395||Practicum: Coaching Application *||1|
|COA 405||Advanced Concepts in Coaching||3|
|HTH 455||The Ethic of Care||3|
|KIN 221||Hlth Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|KIN 440R||Sport Psychology||3|
|NUTR 221CS||Basic Human Nutrition||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3-4|
|Foundations of Excerise Science|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|Human Response To Stress|
|Adv Strength Training and Cond|
|Nutrition for Sports/Exercise|
|Electives** Choose three of the following:||3-4|
|Coaching Track and Field|
|Football Coaching Theory|
|Basketball Coaching Theory|
|Soccer Coaching Theory|
|Volleyball Coaching Theory|
Taken for a total of 3 credits, 1 to 2 credits per semester, with instructor's approval. Credits taken are in either three different sports OR three levels (elementary, junior high, high school, etc.) of the same sport.
Students must receive a "C" or better.